Old Movies

Do You Remember Lum and Abner?


So This Is Washington (1943)
Directed by: Ray McCarey
Lum and Abner go to Washington to aid in the war effort by giving
the government what they think is a good substitute for rubber--
Abner's homemade licorice.

Runtime: 64 min


This is One of Roger Corman's Many Cult Films.


She Gods of Shark Reef (1958)
Directed by: Roger Corman
Two brothers, one wanted for murder, are shipwrecked on an island
inhabited by nubile young women who have amassed a valuable
cache of pearls.

Runtime: 63 min


A Trademark Comedic Performance by Bob Hope


My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson (Bob Hope), on death row in San Quentin,
tells reporters how he got there: taking care of his private-eye neighbor's office,
Ronnie is asked by the irresistible Baroness Montay to find the missing Baron.
There follow confusing but sinister doings in a gloomy mansion and a
private sanatorium, with every plot twist a parody of thriller cliches.
What are the villains really after? Can Ronnie beat a framed murder rap?

87 min


Predictable and Fun to Watch!

Double Exposure (1944)

Directed by: William Berke

Double Exposure is a quirky, tart, and enchanting little action comedy.
Also a quaint look at gender roles in the forties, the film starts with
a kooky newspaper editor who accidentally hires a woman, much to his dismay!
Crisp, biting dialogue punctuates memorable interactions between the fiery characters.
But the film also includes some thrilling action sequences, as common office politics
get overshadowed by kidnap and murder. But never taking itself too seriously,
Double Exposure keeps its amused and pleasant edge throughout the rollercoaster of action.
Double Exposure is a splendid example of why sometimes simpler is better.

62 min


For Me this One Reeks of Likable Nostalgia


Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven (1948)
Directed by: William Castle
A would-be playwright and a young woman escaping from
a job at a gas station meet and fall in love.

Runtime: 76 min


Classic Acting by Claude Rains and Paul Muni


Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
Directed by: Archie Mayo
The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth
as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life.

Runtime: 101 min

Here are the Stooges Doing their Thing
(with Moe, Larry & Curly)

Disorder in the Court (1936)
Directed by: Jack White
The stooges are witnesses at a trial where their friend,
a dancer at a nightclub where they are musicians, is accused of murder.
The stooges manage to disrupt the proceedings but save the day
when they discover the real murderer's identity.

17 min